James Miller in police custody.
James Miller in prison.
James Miller during a protest in prison.
Detective carrying the remains of Julie Mykyta.
Police examine the remains of Tania Kenny.
December 23, 1976
Veronica had become separated from her friend while shopping and
accepted a ride home. Miller claims they talked her into going for a
drive in the Adelaide foothills. Worrell parked while Miller went for
a walk. Returning to the car he found Veronica dead and allegedly
angrily confronted Worrell who pulled a knife and threatened him.
Worrell was in a "black" mood and wouldn't talk, Miller helped him
dump the body at Truro. The next morning they both returned to work.
Tania Kenny, 15
January 2, 1977
Miller and Worrell picked up Tania who had just arrived in the city
after hichhiking from Victor Harbour. They drove to Miller's sister's
home and Miller sat in the car while Worrell and Tania went inside.
Worrell later returned and asked for help. Allegedly an argument
occurred and Worrell threatened to kill Miller if he did not help.
That night they buried Tania at Wingfield.
January 21, 1977
Julie was waiting at a bus stop after finishing a part time job in the
city when Worrell offered her a lift home. Instead he drove her to
Port Wakefield. This time Miller sat in the car while Worrell tied her
up. This was not unusual behaviour as "it was Worrell's kink" so
miller though nothing of it. Miller alleges he then went to take a
walk but turned around after hearing a disturbance. Julie was out of
the car and falling to the ground. Worrell turned her over and began
strangling her. Miller claims he tried to pull him off but was not
strong enough and again Worrell threatened to kill him. Later Julie
joined the others at Truro.
February 6, 1977
Picked up as she waited for a train at the Adelaide Railway Station.
They drove to the Wingfield area where Miller went for a walk and
later helped dispose of the body at Truro.
February 7, 1977
Worrell rang Miller to pick him up from the Adelaide Post Office. When
he arrived Vickie was already with him. Vikie had recently separated
from her husband and was happy to go with them to Nuriootpa. Stopping
the car Miller went for a walk but soon returned to find everything ok
so he then took a longer walk. When he returned Vickie was dead and
Worrell was in a rage. Miller claims he cursed and abused Worrell
expecting to be killed himself but Worrell said nothing. Vickie was
then taken to Truro.
Iordanides, 16 (AKA Connie Jordan)
February 9, 1977
Picked up in the city centre and offered a lift home Connie became
frightened when then they drove in the wrong direction. Miller stopped
at Wingfield and Worrell forced the screaming girl into the back seat
while Miller did nothing. He left the car for a while and after
returning drove to Truro.
February 12, 1977
Deborah was hitchhiking on West Terrace when picked up. They drove to
Port Gawler where Miller went for his walk. When he returned to the
car Deborah was not there but worrell was pushing sand into a hole
with his foot. Deborah was later found buried at the spot.
(killed in the motor accident that claimed Worrell's life)
February 19, 1977
Deborah was the girlfriend of a friend. After he broke up with her
Miller and Worrell took her to mount Gambier for the weekend but
Worrell got in one of his "black" moods so they decided to return to
Adelaide on the Saturday afternoon. Worrell was driving when the car
blew a tyre and rolled several times throwing all three onto the road.
Worrell and Deborah died while Miller broke his shoulderblade.